Remote Learning: Information for Parents 

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education where national or local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.

For details of what to expect where individual pupils are self-isolating, please see the final section of this page.

 

The remote curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home

A pupil’s first day or two of being educated remotely might look different from our standard approach, while we take all necessary actions to prepare for a longer period of remote teaching.

We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we have needed to make some adaptations in some subjects.

 

Remote teaching and study time each day

How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?

We expect that remote education (including remote teaching and independent work) will take pupils broadly the following number of hours each day:

Key Stage 1

3

Key Stage 2

4

 

Accessing remote education

How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?

Google Classroom

White Rose Maths

MyMaths

BBC

Oak Academy

 

If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access remote education?

We recognise that some pupils may not have suitable online access at home. We take the following approaches to support those pupils to access remote education:

  • Devices for technologically disadvantaged
  • Support with accessing free Wifi
  • Places in school

 

How will my child be taught remotely?

We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:

  • Live teaching (online lessons)
  • Recorded teaching (e.g. Oak National Academy lessons, video/audio recordings made by teachers)
  • Printed paper packs
  • Commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips

 

Engagement and feedback

How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?

  • Daily feedback and interaction from teachers during live lessons
  • Teacher comments on live stream
  • Peer/self marking where appropriate
  • Phone calls to parents and children

 

How will you assess my child’s work and progress?

Feedback can take many forms and may not always mean extensive written comments for individual children. For example, whole-class feedback or quizzes marked automatically via digital platforms are also valid and effective methods, amongst many others. Our approach to feeding back on pupil work is as follows:

 

  • Daily feedback in live lessons
  • Answers provided for peer/self marking in line with Marking policy
  • Praising and sharing good examples of work

 

Additional support for pupils with particular needs

How will you work with me to help my child who needs additional support from adults at home to access remote education?

We recognise that some pupils, for example some pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access remote education without support from adults at home. We acknowledge the difficulties this may place on families, and we will work with parents and carers to support those pupils in the following ways:

  •  Differentiated tasks or support where appropriate
  • Personalised learning plans
  • Small group support and intervention on Google Classroom

 

Remote education for self-isolating pupils

Where individual pupils need to self-isolate but the majority of their peer group remains in school, how remote education is provided will likely differ from the approach for whole groups. This is due to the challenges of teaching pupils both at home and in school.

If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above?

During lockdown, children will receive the same work at home or in school.

If the school is fully open, isolating children will be given pre-set work.